The Blackberry Playbook got a Beta developers update on May 31, which launched new Android functionality and features. The developers update currently adds support for Android applications running in their individual window, which will permit more native Android apps to run on the Playbook.
Certainly, the update added numerous additional improvements like HTML5 optimization, full device encryption support and lots of others.
The complete list of improvements and software changes, which were originally listed by Crackberry, are listed below:
- Improved HTML5 support
- Portrait support for Email, Calendar and Contacts
- Improved folder support including IMAP folder support
- Full device encryption is currently supported, so that the entire device and individual partition can be safe.
- Screenshots are currently saved in lossless PNG format.
- Each Android app will now run in its own window. This significantly develops the user experience and constancy amongst the additional application runtimes.
- Access to the Camera hardware is currently supported for Android apps, permitting lots of more application types to work on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
- In-App Payment is currently supported through the BlackBerry Payment SDK, so Android applications can contain virtual objects for sale in their applications.
In order to obtain the update, you have to register your Blackberry pin and install the update within a 24 hour time gap. It should also be noted that because the update itself is both a Beta and developers version, it could probably initiate a number of new bugs and concerns. This means that one user who is not involved in working with potentially unsteady software on their Playbook, should stay away.
The update modifications the OS build to version 18.104.22.1680 and is now be alive at here..